• Pietro
    Girardi
    Pianist, composer, songwriter.

Jazz

I am a jazz pianist and composer, you can preview and purchase my records here.

Soundtracks

I write stock music and soundtracks for video productions and videogames (you can hire me on Envato Studio).

Lessons

I teach Modern and Jazz piano, music theory, arrangement and composition. (more info here).

Personal life

I have a dayjob and live with my wife and two daughters in Venice (Italy). You can support my music through Patreon

Bio

As a pianist and keyboards player I’ve been joining local bands performing different genres (pop, latin, fusion, contemporary jazz) since the mid ‘90 in the Venice (Italy) area. I had the chance to be featured in many festivals (Ubi Jazz, Veneto Jazz, Venice Jazz Festival among others) and local venues.

I published several records, both as a solo artist and as a sideman. A track from my record “Morning” (genre: jazz fusion) has been chosen among many to be featured in the sampler CD sold with the U.S. magazine JAZZIZ (2012). Two years later a track from the record “Home” (genre: contemporary jazz) was featured on another issue of the same magazine.

In 2018 I've published two records, "Memories of the Last Century" (free improvisation, piano four hands, with Arrigo Cappelletti) and "Inside-Out" (free improvisation, solo piano): both had excellent reviews in specialized magazines.

In 2002 I had a scholarship to attend the Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz (Perugia, Italy) having the chance to study with teachers from the Berklee Jazz faculty (Larry Monroe, Mark White, Jeff Stout, etc.). In March 2016 I graduated summa cum laude in Jazz Piano at the Conservatory of Venice and received the Peggy Guetta Finzi grant, given for the first time to Jazz students of the Conservatory.

Since 2012 I’ve been composing music for video productions and commercials; more recently I’ve been writing and producing several soundtracks for short movies and videogames (UK, France, Italy).

Lessons

Jazz

Experience is the best teacher, and I've got some to share with you. I'm available for Jazz and Modern Piano Lessons (now also via SKYPE): improve your skills with my suggestions and exercises.

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Harmony, Arrangement and Composition

Improve your knowledge of harmony through both exercises and the analysis of Jazz standards. Learn how to compose and arrange a song in any genre.

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Digital Audio Workstations and MIDI

Learn how to use MIDI programming and virtual instruments to create fully arranged tracks. I'll share with you my production techniques, mixing and mastering tips and tricks.

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support

If you wish to support my music career, please consider joining my Patreon.

You can add your contribution for as little as 3$/video. Thank you!

Contact

Information

S. Polo 1560
Venezia
Italy